By Bill Gallo Jr.|firstname.lastname@example.org|
A New Jersey woman has been stabbed to death at a northern Delaware apartment complex, authorities say.
Ricardo Mendez has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Anastasia Gear at a New Castle, Del., apartment complex, police say. (New Castle County Police)
Anastasia Gear, 29, of Penns Grove was attacked in the parking lot of the Castlebrook Apartments in New Castle on Monday night, according to New Castle County Police.
Authorities say they arrested Ricardo Mendez, 25, and have charged him with first-degree murder and other offenses in the case.
Police were initially called to the apartment complex on 500 South DuPont Highway just before 7 p.m. Monday for the report of a stabbing.
When New Castle County officers arrived on the scene they found Gear who had been stabbed “multiple times” in her torso. Taken to an area hospital, she was later pronounced dead there.
According to police, Gear was visiting a family member in the apartment complex when she was approached by Mendez.